Star Wars: Episode 7 talk is generating excitement among Star Wars fans after word this week that George Lucas sold Lucasfilm Ltd. to Disney for $4.o5 billion.
Disney announced that it was moving forward with Star Wars: Episode 7, set to be released in 2015, and fans of the series met the news with excitement. Many are seeing the movie as a chance to redeem the franchise that seemed to lose its way in the last three movies.
Elizabeth Perle, a blogger for The Huffington Post, said the announcement about Star Wars: Episode 7 sent her through “17 stages of acceptance.” Excited for the release, Perle noted that not even the thought of the previous lackluster installments could put a damper on her enthusiasm.
“To the first person who responds to my excitement with “Episode I” or “Jar Jar Binks” I say: Sure, fine, but how much fun are we still having debating about it, analyzing it, and learning from both its mistakes and jaw-dropping advancements in special effects?”
The excitement about Star Wars: Episode 7 spilled over to VH1, which published an article about all the ways the movie can redeem the previous three installments. As George Lucas passed on his beloved Star Wars franchise, VH1 saw the opportunity to cast aside the tired trappings of his most recent movies and star over with something fresh.
Writer Halle Kiefer said the thought of getting rid of one of the series’ most hated characters is a major reason to be excited:
“No Jar Jar Binks! The grating, vest-wearing, pseudo-Jamaican-baby-talking sidekick ruined Episode 1 (and certainly didn’t help Episodes 2 and 3), but since Episode 7 takes place after Return of the Jedi, we should be spared his awfulness. Dear God, unless Jar Jar’s immortal…”
Kiefer also predicted that Star Wars: Episode 7 could bring cameos from past stars including Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford.